What an inspiring bunch of awesome educators who have been on this incredible journey with me. The wisdom, knowledge and skills we have shared together has taken my learning to another level. Efellows for life - friends for life - dedicated to inspiration for life. What an amazing experience this has been. Thank you CORE education for this wonderful opportunity, and to the Northland Kindergarten association for their support. I owe my colleagues big time for encouraging me on this journey and putting up with my absences on significant days. There is lots to share, which I will do with pleasure.
This blog focuses on issues relating to children and teachers using ICT in education. I am a teacher at Manaia Kindergarten. We are part of the New Zealand Ministry of Education's CORE Education ECE ICT Professional Learning Programme. As a result of this programme I am specifically interested in the use of Information and Communication Technology to enhance children's learning and development. Our research question for the project focuses on building links between the Kindergarten and our wider community and how theses links benefit children. This blog is about my personal professional reflections and broader topics will be investigated from time to time as I advocate for the well being and empowerment of all children, and the upskilling of teachers in the implementation of ICT in education.